Golf Statistics

  • Approximate number of golf courses in the world: 31,857.
  • Proportion of humans who are golfers: 0.94 percent.
  • Countries with the most courses per capita (minimum 500,000 population): Scotland (9,379 people per course), New Zealand (10,374), Australia (11,063), Republic of Ireland (14,127), Northern Ireland (14,353), Canada (15,480), Wales (18,321), United States (18,514), Sweden (21,295), England (27,725).
  • Countries with the highest density of courses (minimum 500,000 population): Singapore (one course every 10 square miles), England (27), Northern Ireland (40), Wales (50), Scotland (56), Japan (59), Netherlands (75), Mauritius (87), Republic of Ireland (95), Denmark (117).
  • Most populous countries where there was no evidence of golf: Ukraine (population 47,732,079), Sudan (39,148,162), Yemen (20,024,867), Mali (11,956,788), Belarus (10,310,520).
  • Most northerly course: Sondie Arctic Desert G. Cse., Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.
  • Most southerly: Ushuaia G.C., Argentina.
  • Most easterly: Tonga G.C., Nukualofa, Tonga.
  • Most westerly: Faleata C.C., Apia, Samoa.
  • Amount of earth's land mass devoted to golf courses: 0.014 percent.


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